Surveillance & Security News for January 2013

HID Global in Airports and Ports: Nanchang Changbei International Airport in China

As one of the busiest airports in China, Nanchang Changbei International Airport manages over 3.3 million passengers and 34,000 flights per year. In 2010, Changbei Airport began an expansion project that included a new terminal and a second runway. With a total investment of RMB2.5 billion (US$393 million), the objective of the project was to expand in order to accommodate up to 12 million passengers annually by 2020. Challenges Since its completion, the Changbei Airport has become the aviati...

Interislander ferry upgrades to a new Mobotix IP system

The safety and security of passengers is of the utmost importance Interislander travels the Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand and is one of the most spectacular cruises in the world. The 92 km journey between Wellington and Picton is one of New Zealand’s most iconic tourist experiences.The service operates three ships, carrying passengers, their vehicles, rail and commercial freight: Arahura, Aratere, and Kaitaki. All offer the freedom an...

Bosch stainless steel CCTV camera keeps a lookout from Portland Bill lighthouse

A rugged, stainless steel CCTV camera from Bosch Security Systems has been installed on a lighthouse in Dorset to enable local volunteers to better monitor the safety of climbers, walkers and craft passing close to the cliff edge.   The National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) team at the Portland Bill lookout station required increased visibility of the area of sea and land closest to the coast and approached Quadrant Security Group to source a suitable device....

Addressing school security challenges with access control systems

There are many factors that have an impact on the security of students, staff and the public In this article, Matt Thomas Managing Director of ASSA ABLOY Access Control discusses the safety and security of schools and universities in the UK. There are many factors, such as the rise in tuition fees and the development of free schools, that have an impact on the security of students, staff and the public. The failure to protect and secure people and physical assets has serious a...

MOBOTIX security surveillance systems help in smooth management of Europe’s largest lime works

7 million tons of lime are needed in Germany each year and approximately 25 % of this demand is met by Europe’s largest lime plant in Wülfrath. This is where Rheinkalk GmbH, a member of the Belgian Lhoist Group, quarry some 8 million tons of limestone in their Flandersbach plant each year and use it to produce 1.8 million tons of burned and more than 3 million tons of unburned lime products. The plant’s biggest customer is the German steel industry, which buys around 50 % of the...

Security system from Bosch ensures Hannah can keep its eye on the food

A security system featuring more than 40 Bosch cameras has been installed at a food processing company, with some located in the deep freeze and operating at -23 degrees C.Hannah Foods is a family run business that has been serving the food service sector for more than 30 years. Based in Skelmersdale, the company underwent a £3 million expansion of the business in 2008 that integrated the cold store and chiller, so that all its products can be brought in from...

Genetec to demonstrate Stratocast VSaaS solution at ISC West

Stratocast is designed to meet the needs of small and midsized businesses Genetec™, a pioneer in the physical security industry and a leading provider of world-class unified IP security solutions, recently announced Stratocast™, a powerful yet easy-to-use Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) solution powered by Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Azure cloud-computing platform. Stratocast is designed to meet the needs of small and midsized businesses who are looking for a...

Sightlogix adds SightSensor NS60 to SightSensor line of thermal video analytic cameras

SightLogix, the leading smart thermal camera manufacturer for outdoor security applications, introduces the SightSensor NS60, a new low-cost addition to the SightSensor line of thermal video analytic cameras. With an MSRP of $4,995 in the United States, the NS60 brings thermal analytic accuracy and the clearest thermal images 24 hours/day to a broad range of price-sensitive applications.   SightSensor NS60 accurately detects intruders over a large area – up to 60 meters at a 63°...

OnSSI’s Ocularis platform selected for enhanced video surveillance by Player’s Casino in California

The upgraded system features a combination of analogue and megapixel cameras and high density encoders Player’s Casino in Ventura, California has recently enhanced and expanded its video surveillance and security system and selected OnSSI’s Ocularis platform including Ocularis-X server software for operational control. The upgraded system, designed and installed by Customized Contractor Services, Inc. (CCS) of Fullerton, California, features a combination of analog...

HID Global partners with BehavioSec for fraud detection system

The joint offering brings a new layer of security to HID Global’s fraud detection system HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced it is partnering with BehavioSec, a leading behavioural biometrics company, to combine BehavioSec’s Behaviometrics technology with HID Global’s 4TRESS Authentication Server. The joint offering brings a new layer of security to HID Global’s Fraud Detection System without sacrificing...

Grandstream Networks announces three new HD IP outdoor cameras and free VMS

Grandstream Networks, the leading manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video surveillance solutions, recently announced that three high definition (HD) IP outdoor cameras and a new free video monitoring/recording management software are now being added to the popular GXV36xx Series of IP Video Surveillance Cameras. Designed for both business and residential applications, Grandstream’s new GXV cameras are made to withstand harsh outdoor conditions relating to temperature, light and...

IP network requirements for video surveillance/physical security

IT networks are expanding to include more users and applications The use of corporate IT network infrastructure for physical security applications such as video surveillance presents unique challenges. Jack Fernandes, President & CEO of American Fibertek, makes a case for separate networks using specialized equipment and technologies specifically designed for video surveillance which could also integrate other physical security functions. In today’s business world,...

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